I like doing something different, singing with new people, in different surroundings and finding out what other choirs are doing. I'm looking forward to singing some old favourites with multiple choirs in a new, different location. The acoustics of the Millennium Gallery will be interesting. The big challenge is singing music with distributed choirs and no conductor!
My first concert was with Durham Youth Choir in 1969, singing Fauré’s Requiem. I’ve also sung at the Vatican, St Mark’s Venice and the Duomo in Florence!
The Chorus contains 130 people who love to perform all sorts of choral music from the 16th century to the present day. We think that we’re unusual in offering vocal coaching and sight-reading courses as part of the package so that our members can develop their singing ability.
People who come to our performances have a jolly good night out! This will be a very busy weekend for us, because we sing Bach’s St John Passion on Saturday evening at Ecclesall Parish Church before the Choral Celebration on Sunday.
Visit the Oratorio Chorus online at www.classicalsheffield.org.uk/sheffield-oratorio-chorus.html
Get free tickets for Sunday’s concert at www.sheffieldchoralcelebration.eventbrite.co.uk
A version of this interview appeared in The Star